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Madison Police, Fire and EMS Save Man in Borough


MADISON, NJ - On Monday April 3, 2017 at approximately 6:10 pm Madison first responders jumped into action when a citizen opened the front door to the Public Safety Building screaming for help.

Police Officers ran to the front of the building not knowing what the actual emergency was at the time. They immediately encountered an unconscious bleeding male lying on the ground with facial trauma directly in front of the Public Safety Building located at 62 Kings Road. Sergeant James Cavezza; Sergeant Sean Plumstead and Detective Paul Papamarkos immediately assessed the patient and called for an ambulance and paramedics.

While assessing the patient, he stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest. Officers Travis Daniel, Corporal Luis Goncalves and Madison Volunteer Ambulance personnel Patricia Gaburo, James Wynn and Paul Rodgers initiated CPR and ultimately delivered two shocks from a police department AED.

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A short while later Madison Fire Department Firefighters Kevin Williams and David Carey arrived and joined in the life preserving efforts. The 22 year old patient then regained a heartbeat and started to breathe on his own. Atlantic Health Care Paramedics Kathy O’Shea and Rich Alexander arrived and provided advance life support to the patient and he was transported to Morristown Medical Center by Madison Ambulance. 

Chief Dachisen credits the team effort by all of Madison’s first responders with saving a life. “Madison is very lucky to have such professional first responders who act in unison when one of our citizens is in need. Police, Fire and EMS did an outstanding job and the patient has another chance at life. This could have been a tragic story if the medical episode occurred where no one witnessed it”.

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Madison Area YMCA TOGETHERHOOD Committee Enjoys Super Bowl with Cheshire Home Residents

February 18, 2018

The Madison Area YMCA’s TOGETHERHOOD committee enjoyed a Super Bowl party on game day with residents at Cheshire Home, a provider of residential and rehabilitative services to young adults with spinal cord injuries or neurological impairments. Cheshire Home is located in Florham Park.

TOGETHERHOOD, the Y’s Signature Program for Social Responsibility, empowers members to plan ...

Wednesday Weather Update for Madison

February 6, 2018

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the anticipated incoming snow for Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook. The current system is on track to bring some snow before it switches over to sleet, freezing rain and plain rain in the afternoon.

Snow will likely begin shortly after daybreak tomorrow, and will ...


AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!


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